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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:42 AM

You can't get Current/Aljazeera on Time Warner, but you can get porn

Priorities!

But while Time Warner doesn’t think its customers need access to this important knowledge, it does continue to offer dozens of channels dealing with pornography, high-end shopping, and other less-informative networks:

Porn: If you’re a Time Warner customer, you’ll have access to the television channels run by Hustler, Playboy and Penthouse (and the high definition versions). Who needs the Arab Spring when you have Hugh Hefner?


Read more: http://boldprogressives.org/timewarnercable-drops-current-after-al-jazeera-buyout-continues-to-offer-a-dozen-porn-channels/

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Reply You can't get Current/Aljazeera on Time Warner, but you can get porn (Original post)
Report1212 Jan 2013 OP
Uncle Joe Jan 2013 #1
onenote Jan 2013 #2
Report1212 Jan 2013 #4
onenote Jan 2013 #6
florida08 Jan 2013 #3
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jan 2013 #5
florida08 Jan 2013 #7
Report1212 Jan 2013 #8

Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:49 AM

1. You can also get channels devoted to nothing but

buying jewelry, hunting gators and other water based critters, religious charlatans out the ying yang, and general tedious bullshit designed to dumb and tear the people down.

The American People should be allowed to purchase their channels ala carte, that would eliminate so much useless propaganda poison now cluttering up cable space.

Thanks for the thread, Report.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:57 AM

2. There's a boatload more demand for porn than for Al Jazeera

There are lots of channels that most cable and satellite systems don't offer, but they all offer porn. There is a store a few miles from my house that sells nothing but "adult" publications. There isn't any store that sells nothing but news magazines.

Get it?

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Response to onenote (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:13 AM

4. So there is no public interest for the news?

Got it.

Also any evidence that Al Jazeera English U.S. wouldn't get more viewers than the "Gem Shopping Network"?

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Response to Report1212 (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:29 AM

6. any evidence that it would?

Or that it would get more viewership than Current, which was on the chopping block because of its low ratings anyway? I don't have any data one way or the other, but I feel fairly confident that most if not all home shopping networks produce more net revenue for their distributors than Current was producing (or Al Jazeera would produce).

Ovation, an arts network, just got dropped by Time Warner Cable on January 1. Politics had nothing to do with it. It was a decision made based on a business judgment and timed in relation to contract terms.

And, yes the public has an interest in receiving news programming. But that doesn't mean that every news channel has some sort of right to carriage on every distribution medium.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:03 AM

3. AJ

is going to shut down Current. Can't believe Al Gore threw it's viewership under the bus. Glenn Beck tried to buy it too. I watch their shows every morning. They had good documentaries on too. All gone.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:22 AM

5. Fuck Al Jazeera

I want Current, with American Progressive voices, not a world news organization with an agenda and their own sacred cows to protect.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:39 AM

7. +100

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:00 PM

8. So do you also not like BBC America?

I don't think they bought Current to get rid of the Americans.

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